Shoulder Pain Treatment
Anyone can experience shoulder pain, although certain athletes and people whose job requires repetitive arm motion may be more at risk. Dr. Aaron Dalton, our Fremont, NE chiropractor, is always eager to determine why a patient is experiencing pain and how he can help.
Just imagine how relieving it is for patients who received a shoulder adjustment or other non-drug treatments at Dalton Chiropractic. Not only does the pain go away, but they are able to enjoy full use of their shoulder again.
Common Causes of Shoulder Pain
You need your shoulder for completing daily activities that involve hand or arm movements and bearing weight. However, the shoulder joint or bones can move out of alignment following a hard hit, auto accident, or sports injury. Muscle strains from repetitive arm motion and inflammation of the shoulder bursae can potentially cause pain. Below are other common causes of pain and include some conditions a chiropractor can help treat:
- Shoulder injuries: Strains or sprains, dislocated or separated shoulder, rotator cuff injury, tendon tears, and broken arm bone or collarbone
- Medical conditions: Frozen shoulder, osteoarthritis, impingement, tendonitis, shoulder bursitis (inflammation), and cervical radiculopathy. Cervical radiculopathy occurs from a pinched nerve in the neck and may cause pain to radiate to the shoulder or arm.
Common Shoulder Pain Symptoms
When the shoulder hurts, you may dread buttoning your shirt, brushing your teeth, or performing other simple everyday tasks. Some patients have trouble lifting the arm or bearing weight. Numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness is also possible due to a compressed spinal nerve. Other symptoms include visibly deformed shoulder, joint instability, stiffness, swelling, and loss of range of motion.
Non-Surgical Shoulder Pain Treatment From Our Chiropractor
Moderate to severe pain usually requires immediate attention to prevent loss of mobility. During your initial appointment, we will examine your shoulder and neck for injury or an underlying medical condition. Treatment options available for shoulder pain include chiropractic care, sports injury treatment, massage therapy, and rehabilitative care.
Dr. Dalton can perform a quick and painless shoulder adjustment to realign the joint or bone in the case of dislocation. This takes the pressure off the surrounding connective tissue, thereby reducing swelling, inflammation, and pain. The pain should continue to subside as the injury or condition heals.
Your personalized treatment plan may also include complementary therapies such as massage therapy, corrective exercises, lifestyle coaching, and nutrition counseling.
Find Out How Dalton Chiropractic Can Help You
It is difficult to ignore chronic pain in the shoulder. Besides, ignoring it certainly will not make it go away. Instead, why not let Dr. Dalton provide you with effective shoulder pain treatment in Fremont, NE? Call (402) 727-1677 to request an appointment at Dalton Chiropractic today.